Hamilton Pool Park Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews
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Hamilton Pool Park Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dripping Springs, TX that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.8 miles 207 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Must see if you're in Austin. Hamilton Pool is breathtaking and the hike to the river was peaceful.

18 days ago

1 month ago

Beautiful place well worth the trip.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful water fall and pool. $26 to get in ($16 online and $15 cash only at entrance)
https://youtu.be/fNBkgUf1MTY.
I made the video.

hiking
3 months ago

Must see if you're in Austin. We made a special trip from Dallas and were not disappointed. Hamilton Pool is breathtaking and the hike to the river was peaceful.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

8 months ago

so far waiting to get in the gate attendant was rude. hope the beauty of the tail makes up for it

hiking
9 months ago

The pool at the end is the payoff. The scenery along the trail is OK. The pool was closed to swimmers when we went, it gets shut down for safety at times. The pool and waterfall area is well worth the drive and meh hike. Local BBQ institution, the Salt Lick is on the way from Austin, highly recommended as a feed stop.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful trail, easy hike. Gets very crowded.

hiking
11 months ago

Short and easy. beautiful trail.

Hiked. Gorgeous!!

1 year ago

Great hike on semi-improved trails

hiking
1 year ago

Great hike to an amazing spring. Cold water but refreshing to swim in. Nice place to sit back and relax...and swim.

1 year ago

The hike is quick and easy, but it is a bit slippery if you're not in sneakers (my mistake). The grotto is breathtaking, it looks surreal, and the water/waterfall is so beautiful. Check the weather before you go, if it hasn't been rainy you could possibly go swimming! I drove from Austin to Dripping Springs which was about a 45-minute drive, it was so worth it.

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful (: we enjoyed this trail a lot.
Bummer we couldn't swim but maybe next time!

cross country skiing
1 year ago

This was one of the most beautiful short hikes I've ever done. A must do!!

nature trips
1 year ago

This place is a must see in Hill Country. Do not miss this. Go in cooler weather, early spring is perfect. The waterfall/pool is breathtaking. There is a second trail to the Pedernales river that is 0.8 miles and is perfectly rocky and rooty for kids. The scenery is stellar. Loved it!